Egg-citing Easter Egg Baubles
What you need:For a full list of required materials, refer to the 'Materials Needed' heading down below.
Create Egg-citing Easter Egg Bauble decorations this Easter! In this activity, students discover the process of crafting 3D paper Easter eggs by colouring pattern designs, cutting, folding and using glue sticks. Each egg is individually decorated to celebrate the egg-tastic Easter season. Use them to make a wonderful Easter egg classroom display or use them in a festive Easter parade!
Teaching Focus Year LevelYears 3-4 (Middle Year Primary).
This activity can be easily adapted to suit a F-2 class or to go further with Years 5 & 6.
Australian Curriculum ConnectionsVisual Arts: F-2
Use and experiment with different materials, techniques, technologies and processes to make artworks (ACAVAM107).
Visual Arts: Years 3 & 4
Use materials, techniques and processes to explore visual conventions when making artworks (ACAVAM111).
Visual Arts: Years 5 & 6
Develop and apply techniques and processes when making their artworks (ACAVAM115).
Numeracy: Measurement & Geometry – Shape: Year 3
Make models of three-dimensional (3-D) objects and describe key features (ACMMG063).
Numeracy: Measurement & Geometry – Shape: Year 4
Compare and describe two dimensional shapes that result from combining and splitting common shapes, with and without the use of digital technologies (ACMMG088).
Easter may not be celebrated by all students. It does provide an opportunity to learn about different cultural celebrations and promote understanding of others during this time.
- Investigate culture and cultural identity: Identify and describe variability within and across cultural groups.
- Explore and compare cultural knowledge beliefs and practices: Describe and compare a range of cultural stories and events.
- Develop respect for cultural diversity: Identify and discuss the significance of a range of cultural events, artefacts or stories recognised in the school, community or nation.
Resources & Downloads
Prepare these helpful resources before the lesson begins.
Pre-preparation: If time permits, colour and cut out 3-5 individual eggs, then fold them in half with the coloured side on the inside. Using these as examples, demonstrate how to glue the folded sides of the egg panels together to create a 3D egg shape. Start with 2 egg panels and keep adding them until all 5 are glued. Encourage your students to add extra egg panels if they wish to create greater dimension.
Helpful hint: We recommend students from F-2 start with 3 egg panels. Students in Years 3 & 4 could create 4-5 egg panels, and students in Years 5 & 6 could use 6-8 egg panels. This activity is excellent for all fast finishers, as they can keep adding extra egg panels to their 3D egg. Challenge them to see how many egg panels they can add in!
3 patterned sheets (12 eggs) and 1 plain sheet (4 eggs) per student. Various design options are included.
Print on white A4 cardstock or thick paper (150-250 GSM).
Gather these items before your session begins for an easy, stress-free lesson.
- Faber-Castell colour pencils
- Faber-Castell crayons
- Faber-Castell Connector Pens or other Faber-Castell markers
- UHU Glue Stics, one per student
- Scissors, 1 pair per student
- String for hanging the finished decorations
- Easter Egg Bauble Designs, A4 size, 4 sheets per student (16 individual eggs)
Step 1: Egg-tastic Easter FactsBeing with an inquiring question: Why do we have Easter eggs at Easter time? Organise the students into pairs to discuss ideas together before inviting them to present to the class. Eggs are a symbol of life. Traditionally, an Easter egg was a hard-boiled chicken egg, dyed different colours and eaten at Easter. Over time, this tradition has transformed into thin hollow chocolate eggs. Did you know that one Australian chocolate company makes eggs all year round to get ready for Easter? They make over 3 million eggs and over 16 million chocolate bunnies! Wow, that’s a lot of chocolate eggs!
Step 2: Easter Egg DemoPre-prepare by colouring and cutting out your own Easter Egg Bauble panels. Use a variety of Faber-Castell colour pencils, crayons and Connector Pens to create colour gradients, interesting patterns and shapes as you colour. Demonstrate to your students by folding each of the eggs in half with the designs inside. Then, add glue to one half of the first panel, and attach it to the second one. Repeat until you have 5 panels joined. Once finished, punch a hole in the top and thread a string through for decoration hanging.
Step 3: Colouring the Egg Panels
Provide each student with 1 set (4 pages) of Easter Egg Bauble designs. Encourage your students to slow down, be mindful and focus when colouring. Capture their imagination by inviting them to create gradients and patterns using dots & stripes with a variety of Faber-Castell colour pencils, crayons and Connector Pens. Foster a relaxed & calm artistic experience to let their creativity shine.